India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Prediction

  • Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2021
  • 09:30 IST / 4:00 GMT
  • Green Park Stadium - Kanpur, India
2021-11-25 09:30 Match starts in -724652 secs
India IND India
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
Betting Tips
  • With the exclusion of KL Rahul from the squad due to injury, Shubman Gill will get the chance to open the Indian innings. Shubman Gill was in great form on the Australian tour in the start of 2021. With the ball, Ravichandran Ashwin should come back into the Test side after not getting a game in England. He is our tip for India’s top wicket taker against New Zealand.
  • Captain Kane Williamson will return to the New Zealand side after resting during the IT20 series. He averages 53.95 in Test cricket and is well worth backing as New Zealand’s highest run scorer against India. Pace bowler Kyle Jamieson has 46 wickets from 8 Tests and is a strong choice for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin has not played a Test since the World Test Championship Final in Southampton. We expect to see him flourish in Kanpur and take the Player of The Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

India are favourites to win

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

India and New Zealand meet at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur in the first of two Tests. India won the recent IT20 series 3-0 but New Zealand won the last Test series 2-0 back in February and March 2020 in New Zealand. New Zealand also came out on top during the World Test Championship Final earlier this year in England. Read on as we preview this game. This match begins on Thursday at 09:30 local time.

India are a very tough opponent in all conditions and particularly at home. However, they are resting many key players and the replacements will have big shoes to fill.

New Zealand should never be taken lightly and will be stronger than in the IT20 series with the return of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. That said, it will still be a huge achievement if they pull off a win.

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Live Streaming

Star Sports will show the game in India. Sky Sports will show the match in New Zealand and England.

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

IND vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

Test cricket is all about making big first innings scores, particularly in India. As a result we expect both skippers to choose to bat first in this match.

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

The pitch in Kanpur is renowned for taking spin, even as early as on Day 1 of a Test Match. Batters will have to be patient and work hard for their runs on this surface.

Weather Report

The temperature will climb to 26 degrees at the hottest part of the day with no threat of rain.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2021

IND vs NZ Prediction

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

With Virat Kohli due to return for the Second Test, and Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant all resting, Ajinkya Rahane will be leading out a much changed team from India’s last Test at The Oval in September. KL Rahul has been ruled out of the Test series due to injury.

IND Key Players

  • Mayank Aggarwal – Aggarwal has been a crucial part of the Indian test side for a while now. His ability to score high-scoring innings makes him a key player of the team.
  • Ajinkya Rahane - The India middle-order batter has struggled for big runs over the last couple of years in Test cricket but will relish the opportunity to lead the side again.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin - The off-spinner caused England all sorts of problems during the Test series in India earlier this year and will be looking to do the same to New Zealand.

IND Team Form

India have won only two of their last five Tests but all of those games were in England. They are a stronger team at home 

India Predicted Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suryakumar Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Irrespective of the format, New Zealand are a force to be reckoned with and none more so than in Test cricket. They are the current holders of the World Test Championship and have an excellent squad of players to pick from. However, they will miss Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme and Devon Conway who are all unavailable.

NZ Key Players

  • Kane Williamson - The New Zealand captain has a remarkable Test record and hit a century on his Test debut in India in 2010.
  • Ross Taylor - The experienced middle order batter has been playing exceptional cricket for many years. He will be refreshed after missing the T20 World Cup and the IT20 series.
  • Kyle Jamieson - The tall pace bowler has found Test cricket very easy so far and he will have extra responsibilities in the side with the absence of Trent Boult.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand are in excellent form in Test cricket with only one draw and eight wins from their last nine Tests.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

IND vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches


NZ : W W D W W

India vs New Zealand Head to Head

India lead the Test head to head by eight matches  

IND vs NZ Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Tie Draw
Overall 60 21 13 0 26
At Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 3 2 0 0 1
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds

The home side are favourites ahead of the opening Test

Who will win India vs New Zealand 1st Test?

With some of the biggest names in India cricket not playing, this is a great opportunity for some of the players who do not usually get the limelight to shine

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
India 1.221.551.581.57
New Zealand5.374.504.884.50

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Aggarwal and Shubman Gill as our picks with the bat for India. Shubman Gill and Mayank Aggarwal are a quality Test batsmen and they are expected to give the India the start they need.

Kane Williamson, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor are our recommendations with the bat for New Zealand. The experience of Williamson and Taylor will be vital in this Test.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)6.995.003.593.60
Mayank Aggarwal(IND)3.753.753.753.75
Shubman Gill (IND)6.404.504.504.50
Kane Williamson (NZ)4.853.603.003.00
Tom Latham (NZ)7.375.004.504.50
Ross Taylor (NZ)8.085.505.005.00

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling picks for India are Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. All three spinners should enjoy the bowling conditions.

Our tips with the ball for New Zealand are Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson. It will be interesting to see how Jamieson gets on after picking up his wickets in helpful conditions in New Zealand and England. 

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)4.703.203.193.20
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)4.853.253.393.40
Axar Patel (IND)6.243.753.503.50
Ajaz Patel (NZ)5.813.753.743.75
Mitchell Santner (NZ)6.714.334.504.50
Kyle Jamieson (NZ)6.874.335.005.00

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India vs New Zealand Prediction

India will be looking for revenge from their World Test Championship Final defeat in this game and have a surface which should be very tough for New Zealand to bat on. The toss will be important and we expect New Zealand to fight hard, but our prediction is for an India win in the First Test.

Final Verdict

India are favourites to beat New Zealand at odds of 1.57

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Tom Blundell (8.5) will be our wicket-keeper. The keeper-batter hit 2 centuries in his first three Tests but has found the going a little tougher since.

  • Batsmen

    Kane Williamson (10.5), Ross Taylor (9.5), Mayank Aggarwal (8.5) and Subman Gill (8.5) are our batsmen. Williamson and Aggarwal are a quality batsmen in Test format and they are capable of producing long high scoring innings.

  • All-rounders

    Ravichandran Ashwin (10), Ravindra Jadeja (9.5) and Axar Patel (9) will be our all-rounders. Ashwin will want to prove all his doubters wrong and has a great pitch to do so.

  • Bowlers

    Neil Wagner (8.5), Ajaz Patel (8.5) and Mohammed Siraj (8.5) are our bowlers. Wagner is an experienced bowler who always finds a way to discomfort the batters irrespective of what the surface is offering.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Mayank Aggarwal will be captain, Ravichandran Ashwin his deputy

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Mayank Aggarwal(c), Shubman Gill

  • All Rounder:Ravichandran Ashwin (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel

  • Wicket Keeper:Tom Blundell

  • Bowler:Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Mohammed Siraj

Posted On 25th November 2021 04:55:48
Posted by Kavin

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